CBTU Statement On Federal Fiscal Update

Dec 1, 2020

Minister Freeland delivered the Federal Fiscal Economic Statement, which laid out the stark reality of a tough winter ahead as we continue to face a rising number of COVID-19 cases across…

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CBTU Welcomes Two New Team Members!

Nov 27, 2020

Canada’s Building Trades Unions is pleased to announce the hiring of two new team members; Rita Rahmati as Government Relations Specialist and Kevin Lawlor as Senior Policy Analyst. Both Kevin and…

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Skilled Trades Workforce Mobility Brief

Oct 8, 2020

When considering federal policy levers to aid in post-COVID-19 economic recovery, one item that must be addressed is the lack of incentives for skilled trades workers mobility. The economic recovery will…

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Community Benefit Agreements

Community Benefits Agreements, or CBAs, can secure work, skills training and fair wages to qualified local residents and groups who are traditionally underrepresented in the skilled trades sector, such as apprentices,…

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Jobs for Tomorrow: Starting Today

CBTU report projects 3.3 million construction jobs building a lower-carbon Canada between now and 2050.    CBTU commission the landmark study Jobs for Tomorrow: Canada’s Building Trades and Net Zero Emissions…

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Energy Development

CBTU believes in energy independence for North America and supports oil sands and other hydrocarbon developments in Canada.

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Mobility

CBTU is campaigning to have the federal government introduce a Construction Mobility Tax Credit—a personal tax exemption on expenses construction workers typically incur when they temporarily relocate for work.

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Pipelines

CBTU’s campaign in support of pipeline projects is designed to educate the public in communities located along key routes about the benefits of these projects.

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